Archive: Feb 2013

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  • Deployed CTF 4-2 soldiers attend promotion board

    Nov 30, -0001

    Spc. John Fish, a soldier with 38th Engineer Company, assigned to Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division), reports to the president of his promotion board here, Jan. 28. Fish is deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth, 4th SBCT, 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)

  • Deployed CTF 4-2 soldiers attend promotion board

    Nov 30, -0001

    Soldiers of Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division) receive guidance about their promotion board here, Jan. 28. The soldiers are deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth, 4th SBCT, 2nd Infantry Division Public Affairs Office)

  • Combined Task Force 4-2 conducts combined foot patrol with ANA partners

    Nov 30, -0001

    A soldier with 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division), kneels behind a wall with his Afghan National Army counterpart during a combined foot patrol, Jan.29 in Panjwa'i District, Afghanistan. The soldier, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., is currently serving in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth, 4th SBCT, 2nd Inf. Div. Public Affairs Office)

  • Combined Task Force 4-2 conducts combined foot patrol with ANA partners

    Nov 30, -0001

    A soldier with 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division), looks for the source of enemy gun shots after a short firefight during a combined foot patrol with the Afghan National Army, Jan.29 in Panjwa'i District, Afghanistan. The soldiers, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are currently serving in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth, 4th SBCT, 2nd Inf. Div. Public Affairs Office)

  • Combined Task Force 4-2 conducts combined foot patrol with ANA partners

    Nov 30, -0001

    A soldier with 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division), reacts to enemy gun shots during a combined foot patrol with the Afghan National Army, Jan.29 in Panjwa'i District, Afghanistan. . The United States Army soldiers, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are currently serving in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth, 4th SBCT, 2nd Inf. Div. Public Affairs Office)

  • Combined Task Force 4-2 conducts combined foot patrol with ANA partners

    Nov 30, -0001

    A soldier with 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division), watches over an element of a combined foot patrol with the Afghan National Army, Jan.29 in Panjwa'i District, Afghanistan. The United States Army soldiers, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are currently serving in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth, 4th SBCT, 2nd Inf. Div. Public Affairs Office)

  • 2013 African American/Black History Month tri-signed letter

    Feb 3, 2013

    African American/Black History Month tri-signed letter

  • Combined Task Force 4-2 conducts combined foot patrol with ANA partners

    Nov 30, -0001

    An Afghan National Army soldier takes a knee and provides security for Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division), during a combined foot patrol, Jan.29 in Panjwa'i District, Afghanistan. The United States Army soldiers, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are currently serving in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth, 4th SBCT, 2nd Inf. Div. Public Affairs Office)

  • Combined Task Force 4-2 conducts combined foot patrol with ANA partners

    Nov 30, -0001

    A Soldier with 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division), helps a fellow soldier onto the rooftop of an old, destroyed building to provide protective over watch for another element of their patrol, Jan.29 in Panjwa'i District, Afghanistan. The soldiers, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are currently serving in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth, 4th SBCT, 2nd Inf. Div. Public Affairs Office)

  • Combined Task Force 4-2 conducts combined foot patrol with ANA partners

    Nov 30, -0001

    A soldier with 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division), leads a foot patrol using a Mine Hound to detect any improvised explosive devices on their path, Jan.29 in Panjwa'i District, Afghanistan. The soldiers, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are currently serving in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth, 4th SBCT, 2nd Inf. Div. Public Affairs Office)

  • Human Resources Command visits Japan

    Feb 3, 2013

    Human Resources Command's (HRC) Commanding General and a team of HRC senior leaders visited Japan last week to discuss first-hand the changes in personnel programs that will impact the future of our Army. Over 200 senior Officers and Noncommissioned Officers across all the units that make up U.S. Army Japan and I Corps (Forward) participated in the presentations both at Camp Zama and in Okinawa. The senior officer briefs focused on changes to the Officer Evaluation Reports and the future of Officer Promotions across the service. The senior NCO briefs discussed the impact of the Qualitative Service Program (QSP) and other force shaping programs that have an effect on the NCO ranks in the near future.

  • Regional Command-South troops participate in National Day of Prayer event

    Nov 30, -0001

    ISAF troops deployed to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan participated in the National Day of prayer event here at Fraise Chapel on Feb. 3.

  • Small village leader makes big difference

    Nov 30, -0001

    The village of Baki Tanna, Spin Boldak District, Afghanistan may look like just another small village. A speckle of buildings made out of earth and bricks with a road of dirt running through the middle. The villagers gather in small circles and the children play outside, feet and faces covered in a thin dust that the members of Combined Task Force 2-23 refer to as moon dust. It is whipped up by the winds, covers everything and disguises what this village really is. The soldiers of CTF 2-23 arrived at Baki Tanna Jan. 30 along with the Afghan Uniform Police district chief, the Afghan Border Police Quick Reaction Force Kandak commander and the district Executive Director to meet with a man who is transforming his village into a model of success.

  • Specter crew chiefs take pride in a job well done

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sgt. Michael Evanson, A Company, 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, squad leader runs to bring equipment to a crew chief who is having technical issues during pre-flight operations at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Jan. 16, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

  • Specter crew chiefs take pride in a job well done

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sgt. Michael Evanson, A Company, 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, squad leader gives a salute while leaning into the wind created by the rotors of an AH-64 Apache helicopter as the Apache leaves for a mission at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Jan. 16, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

  • Specter crew chiefs take pride in a job well done

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sgt. Michael Evanson, A Company, 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, squad leader transfers mission data from one aircraft's log book to another's during pre-flight operations at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Jan. 16, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

  • Specter crew chiefs take pride in a job well done

    Nov 30, -0001

    Spc. Marshall Miller, A Company, 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, AH-64 Apache helicopter crew chief, enters communication data into the systems of an AH-64 Apache helicopter during pre-flight checks at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Jan. 16, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

  • Specter crew chiefs take pride in a job well done

    Nov 30, -0001

    Spc. James Badgett, A Company, 1st Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, AH-64 Apache helicopter crew chief, speaks with Capt. Blake Lee, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101CAB, an exchange pilot from the British Army Air Corps while he enters flight data into a computer after a mission at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, Jan. 16, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

  • Dr. Jill Biden visits Grafenwoehr

    Feb 2, 2013

    Dr. Jill Biden, wife of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, talks with teachers at the Grafenwoehr (Germany) Elementary School during a visit to the training center Feb. 2, joined by U.S. Army Europe deputy commander Maj. Gen. James C. Boozer (left) and Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport Sr. (center).

  • Afghan National Army fires artillery

    Feb 22, 2013

    The Afghan National Army is quickly developing an effective and powerful artillery capability.

  • Afghan soldier clears the way

    Feb 2, 2013

    A young Afghan National Army soldier sets the standard in his reaction to an IED in Laghman Province.

  • One Mans Influence Can Make A Difference

    Feb 3, 2013

    Haji Razaq is leading the way in developing a better community in the Spin Boldak district of Afghanistan. Lead: Currently in the Spin Boldak District of Afghanistan one man is leading the way to develop a better community. Produced by SGT. Michael Needham. Also available in High Definition.

  • Cadastre rebuilding under way

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Navy Chief Builder William Robins and Navy Lt. Calvin Warren made a follow-up visit to the Cadastre site to ensure proper reconstruction of the building, Jan. 23. The building was destroyed last year by a suicide bomber, killing two children, including the Cadastre's 9-year-old son, and destroyed half of the building. Shortly after the blast, members of the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team (KPRT) initiated plans to assist in rebuilding.

  • Texan style

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Security Force Advisor Team from the Texas 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team carries on the lineage of Audie Murphy when they receive the 3rd Infantry Division Combat Patch at Multi National Base Tarin Kot Afghanistan, Jan. 31 2013.

  • Soldiers teach Afghans how to tell their story to public

    Feb 3, 2013

    Afghan National Army public affairs soldiers are partnering with U.S. Soldiers at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, to learn valuable skills to tell the story of their burgeoning independence.

  • CTF 4-2 broadcaster coaches local Afghan children

    Nov 30, -0001

    Sgt. Kyle Burns, a broadcast journalist with Combined Task Force 4-2 (4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division), shows Afghan children how to use his Panasonic P2HD video camera during a mission here, Jan. 30. Burns, of Boynton Beach, Fla., is currently deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kimberly Hackbarth, 4th SBCT, 2nd Inf. Div. Public Affairs Office)

  • Second time's a charm for SAMC selectee

    Feb 6, 2013

    The tradition of selecting the most elite noncommissioned officers into the United States Army Reserve chapter of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club continued after a panel of senior NCOs selected Sgt. 1st Class Cavornia Scott during board proceedings at the 80th Training Command in Richmond, Va., Feb. 1, 2013.

  • Army takes helm from Navy

    Feb 1, 2013

    The 84th Engineer Battalion, 130th Eng. Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, took command of Camp Covington from the SeaBees of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74 during a change of charge ceremony at the camp's headquarters on U.S. Naval Base Guam, Jan. 17. The ceremony began with remarks from NMCB 74's officer in charge, Lt. Cmdr. Brandon Casperson. He welcomed and thanked the troops and organizations for their assistance in the success of their six-month deployment.

  • Shoes take NCO to Inaugural Ball

    Feb 1, 2013

    In 2010, while at Camp Victory, Iraq, 11 female Soldiers received the opportunity to eat lunch with and ask questions of Dr. Jill Biden, second lady of the United States. Sgt. Ashleigh Berg, currently the strength management noncommissioned officer for the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, was among those hand-selected to receive the honor. When it came time for Berg to ask the second lady something poignant and meaningful, the only thing that came to her mind was, "Ma'am, I love your shoes! Where did you get them?"

  • The NFL Honors Servicemembers at Pro Bowl 2013 XLVII

    Feb 1, 2013

    HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The National Football League honored military members from all branches during the Pro Bowl, played at Aloha Stadium Jan. 27.

  • Pro Bowl Players show support to service members

    Feb 1, 2013

    Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Morale, Welfare and Recreation hosted the National League Pro Bowl practice on Thursday, Jan. 24, which featured talented players from both the American Football Conference and National Football Conference. This year's practice was open to all service members stationed on the island of Oahu. Downpours and wind didn't stop adults and children from showing their support to football favorites like Victor Cruz and Larry Fitzgerald as they ran drills on the field. NFL players took time to show support for their fans in turn, by signing autographs and taking photos after practice. The NFL's efforts allowed troops to watch players practice, sign pictures, and even conduct interviews with military public affairs offices. Air Force Staff Sgt. John Stanchfield, Hickam Fire Department said, "It's an experience of a life time!" New England Patriots wide receiver, Matthew Slater of Baldwin Park, California said, "It's just a true blessing to be on this field today, I thank God to be playing on the field in front of these Soldiers. These are real heroes, a lot of people look up to us players as the heroes but I appreciate everything you guys do for the country." Both Soldiers and Pro Bowl players were excited to meet, talk and show their mutual appreciation. Special appreciation was shown by Atlanta Falcon's Safety, Thomas DeCoud of Vallejo, Calif., who grew up as a military kid. DeCoud said, "I've been fulfilling a lot of my childhood dreams but there is nothing like playing for the Pro Bowl. My father was a Marine MP [military police] so the military has been a part of my life, it brought me up with that same type of discipline and attention to detail and there is nothing like playing today for the people who protect this country." Army Pfc. Chastoni Jones, G4, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command said, "I have never met a football player, let alone have one come out to support me and show such appreciation to the military. All the players were so nice and more than willing to give back their time to sign or take a photo with each and every military member and their Families they could get to."

  • Military leaders from throughout the Americas visit Army North, discuss common issues

    Feb 1, 2013

    Military leaders from Central America visited U.S. Army North throughout the day Jan. 30 as part of the Central American Regional Leaders' Conference, hosted by U.S. Army South, in a cooperative effort to establish closer ties between militaries and to improve coordination on common issues.

  • Nation's top NCO visits Alaska Soldiers

    Feb 4, 2013

    Marine Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the most senior noncommissioned officer in the U.S. armed forces, talks about the U.S. military's future with Fort Wainwright Soldiers.

  • Army North, Fort Sam Houston community welcome deputy commanding general

    Feb 1, 2013

    U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) welcomed back one of its own to the Army North family during a ceremony Jan. 31 at Army North's historic Quadrangle. Maj. Gen. Perry Wiggins, who previously served as Army North's deputy commanding general. April 2009 to October 2011, rejoins the command after serving as the commanding general of First Army Division West at Fort Hood; he now serves as the deputy commanding general for operations.

  • Corps Debris, Dive Teams Remove Sunken Ship, Keep Noyo Harbor Open

    Feb 1, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, Calif. -- U.S. Army Corps of Engineers scuba divers and debris deck hands from the San Francisco District worked in tandem Jan. 25 to remove a 50-foot, 15 ton sunken ship stranded across half of the Noyo River impeding travel in the federal channel for fishing vessels, recreational boaters and U.S. Coast Guard ships navigating into the harbor.

  • Army must complete analysis before opening jobs to women

    Feb 3, 2013

    Last month, the Secretary of Defense announced an end to the Direct Ground Combat Exclusion Rule for female Soldiers. But the Army wants commanders in the field to know that it will be some time before they'll be able to make any changes in their units.

  • How the Corps and company combat carp

    Feb 1, 2013

    In this video, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District Deputy Commander Lt. Col. Jim Schreiner discusses the broad inter-agency partnership and strategy aimed at combating aquatic nuisance species, such as Asian carp, to include operating the electric barriers in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and conducting the Great lakes and Mississippi River Interbasin Study that examines controls that could be applied to prevent ANS transfer between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins through aquatic pathways.

  • Something to look forward to: New skateboard park at Fort Bragg will soon open

    Feb 1, 2013

    Freshly poured, smoothed out, dried concrete has been formed into a skater's dream on Fort Bragg. Construction has been underway for about six months and is almost complete. Currently they are waiting for the safety inspections in order to ensure compliance with Fort Bragg's construction safety standards.

  • Tarheel ChalleNGe held at Fort Bragg inspires at-risk youth to excel

    Feb 1, 2013

    About 150 teens converged on Fort Bragg the week of Jan. 21. They were part of the Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy and came to town to try their hand at the grueling, pre-Ranger course that is part of their curriculum. Visiting Fort Bragg is one of the first phases of this five and a half-month program designed for high school dropouts, to improve their life-coping skills and employment opportunities.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers earn college credits for Army experience

    Feb 1, 2013

    Soldiers who plan to continue their education in search of a college degree now have an additional asset. Fayetteville Technical Community College announced recently that experience received in certain military occupational specialties are now awarded up to 65 credit hours.

  • Medical secure system facilitates patient/provider communication at Fort Bragg

    Feb 1, 2013

    More than 9,000 Womack Army Medical Center patients are now able to talk to their primary care provider without making an appointment or waiting hours at the clinic. This is possible through the Army Medicine Secure Messaging Service in partnership with RelayHealth, a connectivity and health information technology company, lets patients log onto a secure website where they can set up appointments, renew prescriptions, get lab results and even have an 'e-visit' with their provider.

  • Pinned by a PLS

    Feb 1, 2013

    A few years ago, I was deployed to Iraq with the 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry, out of Fort Stewart, Ga. We'd just left our outpost and were moving to set up a new one. Once there, my Soldiers and I got busy inside the headquarters setting up walls, radios and other equipment.

  • Corps seeks comments on documents

    Nov 30, -0001

    The Army Corps of Engineers' Little Rock District is seeking public comments through March 3 on a proposed plan and environmental assessment related to a flood risk reduction project on Jordan Creek in Springfield, Mo.

  • Sill Soldiers attend inauguration ball

    Feb 1, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Two of Fort Sill's finest represented the installation at the Commander-in-Chief's Inaugural Ball Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C.

  • New debt management system implementation

    Feb 1, 2013

    As of Jan. 30, 2013, at the direction of the U.S. Army Medical Command Chief of Staff, patient medical bills less than $100,000 and more than 90 days past due will be transferred to the US Treasury Department for collection.

  • Fort Bragg addresses Panetta's announcement about women in combat

    Feb 1, 2013

    Combat roles were officially open to women on Jan. 24, by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. Women have already been serving in combat zones with men for years. However women, who have been serving in the military since the late 1700s, have never been allowed to officially participate in ground combat - until now.

  • Deploying soldiers save El Paso woman's life

    Nov 30, -0001

    Three Wisconsin Army National Guardsmen pull over upon approaching a civilian car accident and render aide, saving the passenger's life.

  • HHB, 14th FA wins overtime thriller, 55-53

    Feb 1, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- HHB, 1st Battalion 14th Field Artillery rode a quartet of scorers Jan. 24 to outlast HHB, 31st Air Defense Artillery, 55-53 in an intramural basketball overtime thriller.

  • Handwashing: The 'do-it-yourself' vaccine

    Feb 1, 2013

    Handwashing with soap is an affordable "do-it-yourself" vaccine that effectively prevents disease.

  • Condoms: personal protection for sexual health

    Feb 1, 2013

  • Protect your heart during winter weather

    Feb 1, 2013

    Every year, heart attacks claim thousands of lives during harsh winter weather. Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States.

  • From the Director of Army Safety - Measuring Up

    Feb 1, 2013

    One of the perennial questions in safety is, "How do we measure what we're doing?" Too often, the only metric we have available is how many Soldiers died in accidents during any particular period. We've gotten into the habit of looking at those numbers and attributing our safety programs' success or failure to them. This isn't necessarily a bad thing; we obviously want the arrow pointing downward on accidental deaths. But, I don't believe it's enough to quantify what we do every day with only a single figure - safety is much bigger and more complex than that.

  • Ask the Dietitian: February 2013

    Feb 1, 2013

    Why is it that the piece of chocolate cake sitting in front of you is so tempting … maybe even to the point that it is the only thing you can think about?

  • Fort Gordon wins fourth regional cup

    Feb 1, 2013

    The total points favored Fort Benning, but the rules favored Fort Gordon, Ga. Fort Gordon won its fourth consecutive Four Post Games, hosted by the Fort Benning Warrior Transition Battalion, which began Jan. 22 and concluded Friday.

  • Army South, leaders from 5 partner nations discuss collaborative regional solutions

    Feb 3, 2013

    U.S. Army South hosted senior military and security forces leaders from five partner nations for this year's annual Central American Regional Leaders' Conference at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, from Jan. 28, 2013, to Feb. 1, 2013.

  • DoDEA keeps post schools on the 'cutting edge' of technology

    Feb 1, 2013

    The Department of Defense Education Activity's technology initiative is "21st century teaching and learning." "When you look at the 21st century skills," said Lorri Blanchard, the educational technologist for the Georgia and Alabama school district, "employers want critical thinking skills, people who can think outside of the box, who don't need to be spoon fed everything. So a lot of 21st century teaching is problem-solving -- looking at a situation and coming up with ideas that are out of the box. And so we use technology to help us do that."

  • Glory Battalion M119 and M777 Howitzer Live Fire Package

    Nov 30, -0001

    U.S. Soldiers from 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, conduct live fire exercises with M119 105mm and M777 155mm Howitzers, Jan. 21, 2013 at the Joint Readiness Training Center, at Fort Polk, La. Available in High Definition.

  • Trainer mentors help shape Afghan security environment

    Feb 1, 2013

    More than 3,200 new Afghan National Security Force members recently completed basic weapons and survivability skills training -- their first step toward assuming the security mission for their nation. Trainer Mentor Team-Division East, located at Camp Blackhorse in Afghanistan, deployed in August 2012 in support of the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan. In partnership with the Afghan National Army brigade staff, the TMTs assists in manning, equipping, and training ANA units in order to deploy them to their assigned Corps.

  • ASC honors 3 in quarterly retirement & retreat ceremony

    Feb 1, 2013

    Three Army Sustainment Command personnel were recognized for their career achievements culminating 75 years of service in a retirement & retreat ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Jan. 31.

  • ROTC cadets enter virtual world with DSTS

    Feb 1, 2013

    A group of Columbus State University ROTC cadets were exposed to the role technology can play in training Soldiers on Friday when they visited Clarke Simulation Center to try their hands at the Dismounted Soldier Training System. DSTS is a fully immersive virtual simulation training system that places users into a virtual environment, complete with enemy forces and environmental obstacles.

  • Taking the road less traveled to Natick

    Feb 6, 2013

    To better understand why George Zazoulin would tolerate a 3 ½-hour roundtrip commute to and from work at the Natick Soldier Systems Center, you might want to visit him in the Family Housing Office and have a look at his computer monitor background image.

  • Corps and DLA Distribution officials team together on a huge roof replacement project

    Feb 5, 2013

    Corps officials from both Charleston and Baltimore Districts joined DLA Distribution leaders for the Jan. 24 kick-off for the roof replacement on the Eastern Distribution Center (EDC), the largest Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization project on the installation in New Cumberland, Pa.

  • Conference looks to future of Army Aviation

    Feb 1, 2013

    Senior leaders from across Army Aviation came to Fort Rucker to talk about the future of Army Aviation and the changes it will bring.

  • Medal of Honor recipients visit Hawaii

    Feb 1, 2013

    From the "real" Forrest Gump, Sammy L. Davis, Vietnam era MOH recipient, to Sal Guinta and Leroy Petry, Afghanistan War MOH Recipients, 52 of the 81 living Medal of Honor recipients visit Hawaii.

  • Missile defenders take a dip

    Feb 25, 2013

    100th MDB Soldiers train for water survival

  • Double-arm transplant helps Soldier who lost limbs in Iraq

    Feb 3, 2013

    Former infantryman Brendan Marrocco has two arms again, real ones that he can already move, thanks to a double-arm transplant surgery performed at Johns Hopkins.

  • 159th Combat Aviation Brigade hosts medical students for worksite visit

    Feb 6, 2013

    It's not often that medical students get an inside look at Army Aviation, but that's exactly what resident students from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. did. The residents participated in a worksite visit with the 7th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division to gain firsthand knowledge about the components of occupational and environmental medicine within the military.

  • Fort Hood Soldiers and families take aim at resiliency

    Feb 4, 2013

    Fort Hood Soldiers and Families take part in "Centershot Ministries". The program aims at building resiliency. It uses archery as a tool to demonstrate life's struggles and how to overcome them. The 85th Civil Affairs Brigade Chaplain, CH(MAJ) Brad Godding, is one of the instructors of the program. He tells us why the program is important to both Families and Soldiers alike. Soundbites include CH(MAJ) Brad Godding - 85th Civil Affairs Brigade Chaplain and SPC. Peter Blanco - 81st Civil Affairs Battalion Medic. Produced by SGT. Mark Brejcha.

  • Blast Off-Test launch of MDA's CTV-01 a success.

    Feb 1, 2013

    The sight of tail smoke lasted in the air long after the actual object launched over the Ronald Reagan viewing site here Jan. 26.

  • MCoE leaders talk doctrine, combat development

    Feb 1, 2013

    Maj. Gen. H. R. McMaster, MCoE commanding general, has outlined several priorities for Fort Benning. They comprise multiple aspects of combat development, including leader development, doctrine, joint training and capabilities development, among others. This article, the first in a biweekly series of three, will focus on doctrine and combat development.

  • 'United as One' gospel concert Feb. 26

    Feb 1, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Tickets go on sale Feb. 1 for the "United as One" Concert Tour, an uplifting evening of praise presented by Fort Sill Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, Feb. 26 at the Sheridan Theater. Doors for the show open at 6 p.m. and the two-hour show begins at 7 p.m.

  • Employee spotlight shines on drug testing coordinator

    Feb 1, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Editor's note: The Employee Spotlight is a new monthly column meant to highlight a Fort Sill worker for their daily efforts. Bruce Eckenroth is prepared to tell Soldiers the dangers of using and abusing drugs and alcohol. As Fort Sill's Army Substance Abuse Program assistant drug testing coordinator, he's been doing so for more than a decade.

  • 101st targets cost cuts, efficiency with first-ever precision fires instructor certification

    Feb 1, 2013

    Several months of training culminated in the certification of three 101st Airborne Division targeting officers as precision fires instructors this week -- the first three in the Army to be certified at a division level.

  • New Faces of Engineering: Viktoria Bogina

    Feb 6, 2013

    Viktoria Bogina, E.I.T., a civil engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville District, was one of the USACE nominees for this year's New Faces of Engineering program.

  • 82nd Airborne Division hosts Fort Bragg Combatives Tournament

    Feb 4, 2013

    Soldiers had the opportunity to showcase their hand-to-hand, close combat skills during the Fort Bragg Combatives Tournament at Ritz-Epps Physical Fitness Center, Jan. 18 and 19.

  • Camp Arifjan Tax Center open for business

    Feb 1, 2013

    The annual opening of the Area Support Group-Kuwait Tax Center kicked off Jan. 31 signifying the start of tax season at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

  • Tarheel ChalleNGe inspires youth to excel

    Feb 4, 2013

    About 150 teens converged on Fort Bragg the week of Jan. 21. They were part of the Tarheel ChalleNGe Academy and came to town to try their hand at the grueling, pre-Ranger course that is part of their curriculum. Visiting Fort Bragg is one of the first phases of this five and a half-month program designed for high school dropouts, to improve their life-coping skills and employment opportunities.

  • Department of Defense opens ground combat roles to female servicemembers

    Feb 1, 2013

    Combat roles were officially open to women on Jan. 24, by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. Women have already been serving in combat zones with men for years. However women, who have been serving in the military since the late 1700s, have never been allowed to officially participate in ground combat.

  • Army Nurses Corps Celebrates 112 Years, USAMRMC's Grant Shares her Story

    Feb 1, 2013

    Army Nurses Corps celebrates 112th anniversary on February 2nd. U.S. Army Medical Research & Materiel Command's Capt. Erica Grant shares why she became an Army Nurse.

  • ADA temporary museum moves to new facility

    Feb 1, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- 696th Forward Support Company Soldiers recently helped Army Air Defense Artillery Museum personnel move 23 artifacts, most to the new temporary facility, an old aircraft hangar at Building 4908 Post Road on Fort Sill.

  • Soldiers stage combined arms exercise

    Feb 1, 2013

    More than 140 future rifle platoon leaders got a taste of realistic combat Jan. 22 as they participated in a staged company attack at Selby Combined Arms Collective Training Facility. In previous Infantry Basic Officer Leadership Course classes, the presence of Air Force joint terminal attack controllers has been simulated. For this class, however, JTACs were included as part of the preparation for and execution of the attack. In addition to JTACs, the attack also included tanks, as well as scouts and humvees. "They're going to have artillery, they're going to have close air support, they'll have the UAV, they'll have the tanks, they'll have the scouts," said Capt. Christopher Mercado, IBOLC instructor. "They're going to have all these assets, and what we're trying to do is train them on how to control all of these assets at one time. It's extremely tough."

  • ADA Soldiers practice chem warfare skills

    Feb 1, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- "Gas, gas, gas!" These are three words that no Soldier wants to hear on the battlefield, but with more countries possessing chemical weapons, the threat of a chemical agent attack is ever present in combat. Headquarters and Head-quarters Battery, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade Soldiers recently conducted chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) training. For the battery's leadership, the purpose of the training was quite clear.

  • USACE Galveston Regulatory Branch chief retires after 35 years of federal service

    Feb 1, 2013

    GALVESTON, Texas (Feb. 1, 2013) -- After 35 years of dedicated service to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fred Anthamatten, chief of the USACE Galveston District's Regulatory Branch, will close his office door for the last time today, trading in the district's regulatory program for retirement.

  • Ceremony honors Fort Sill's top enlisted members

    Feb 1, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Fort Sill recognized its noncommissioned officer, Soldier and drill sergeant of the year during a ceremony Jan. 25, 2013 at the Patriot Club.

  • Henderson Hall names 2012 NCO and Marine of the year

    Feb 1, 2013

    Sgt. Monica Mendoza and Lance Cpl. Amilcar Marroquinsalinas have excelled during their time at Headquarters and Service Battalion, Headquarters Marine Corps Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall. And now, their hard work and dedication to the Corps and their fellow Marines has led to further accolades and honors for the two leathernecks.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District Construction Manager Eddie Irigoyen

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    Meet U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Civil Engineer Eddie Irigoyen, a construction manager in the Construction Branch and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Awareness Program liaison for the district.

  • Spotlight on USACE Galveston District Eddie Irigoyen

    Feb 1, 2013

    Meet U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District Civil Engineer Eddie Irigoyen, a construction manager in the Construction Branch and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Awareness Program liaison for the district.

  • Deadline nears for AOWCGWA scholarships and grants

    Feb 1, 2013

    The new year has come and applications for scholarships and community grants from the Army Officers Wives Club of the Greater Washington Area are currently being accepted. Each year, the Fort Myer Thrift Shop partners with the AOWCGWA to raise money that is awarded to the children and spouses of U.S. Army personnel.

  • FA museum adds foreign artillery pieces

    Feb 1, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Jan. 31, 2013) -- Recently the Cannoneer began a series on World War II self-propelled artillery pieces acquired by the Army Field Artillery Museum at Fort Sill. The first story focused on the German Sturmpanzer IV "Brummbär" (Grouch) 155 mm self-propelled howitzer, and the Italian Semovente M90/35 90mm self-propelled gun. In this issue we take a look at two more pieces the German 138/1 "Grille" self-propelled heavy infantry gun, and the German L/28 Heuschrecke 10 self-propelled 105 mm field howitzer on a tracked weapons carrier, called the "Grasshopper."

  • Tuba-Euphonium workshop kicks off

    Feb 1, 2013

    The 30th annual Tuba-Euphonium Workshop kicked off Jan. 30 at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Brucker Hall, home of The U.S. Army Band. The TUSAB-sponsored workshop continues through Feb. 2 with concerts, master classes, exhibits and lectures.

  • Artistic chefs prep for Army competition

    Feb 7, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- FORT SILL, Okla. (Jan. 31, 2013) -- The Fort Sill Culinary Arts Team conducted the first week of training Jan. 22-25, 2013 at the Staff Sgt. Juan Garcia Dinning Facility. They are preparing for the 38th Annual U.S. Army Culinary Arts Competition at Fort Lee, Va., in March.

  • Army surgeon general dons new female body armor

    Feb 3, 2013

    Officials with PEO Soldier reviewed and discussed the improvements of the new female specific tactical vest with Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Jan. 31, 2013.

  • A Dream Remembered

    Feb 14, 2013

    The Fort Jackson community celebrated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a luncheon at the Solomon Center Friday. Tickets to the event sold out in advance. Above, The Lower Richland High School Choir entertains the audience with gospel music. Top left, Brig. Gen. Barrye Price, director of human resources policy and deputy chief of staff, G-1 at the Pentagon, gives a presentation discussing little-known facts about King. Left, essays and drawings made by students of C.C. Pinckney Elementary School are on display.

  • Always a Soldier Program continues to connect veterans with civil service positions

    Feb 1, 2013

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Army Materiel Command's Always a Soldier (AAS) veteran hiring initiative assists wounded warriors and veterans during their transition from military service to a civil service career.

  • Ending the Direct Ground Combat Exclusion Rule for Female Soldiers tri-signed letter

    Feb 1, 2013

    Ending the Direct Ground Combat Exclusion Rule for Female Soldiers tri-signed letter

  • SLAD employee selected as NDIA's Civilian Tester of the Year

    Feb 1, 2013

    Each year, the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) presents awards to outstanding individuals in the field of test and evaluation (T&E), offering each military service and the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) the opportunity to recognize individuals for their accomplishments. The winner of NDIA's award for Army Civilian Tester of the Year for 2012 is Michael Tegtmeyer, a computer scientist at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate (SLAD). Tegtmeyer is an expert in test and evaluation for the survivability of Soldiers from injury mechanisms associated with under-body blasts (UBB) on combat vehicles.

  • HRED researchers discuss brain-computer interaction at local Science Café

    Feb 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Human Research and Engineering Directorate (HRED) participated in the Northeastern Maryland Technology Council's (NMTC's) Science Café that was held at the Harford Public Library in Abington, Md. Dr. Greg Apker and Dr. Brent Lance, both neuroscience researchers from HRED, discussed the field of brain-computer interaction (BCI), which is translating a century of neuroscience research into new tools and technologies that improve everyday life.

  • USARAF, Benin Soldiers share ideas to defeat infectious diseases

    Feb 4, 2013

    United States Army Africa facilitated Medical Readiness Training Exercise 13-1 with Soldiers from the Army Reserve Medical Command and Army Medical Command in Cotonou, Benin, Jan. 14-25.

  • Warrior born of two nations

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    Army Spc. Cristian Paul, a cavalry scout attached to Headquarter and Headquarter Company, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, Combined Task Force Raider, and native of Orande, Romania, is a warrior born of two nations

  • Take a trip through time in Turkey

    Feb 1, 2013

    Even in winter, Turkey's southern coast offers myriad adventures.

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